Teacher Directory: Barbara Holden


I am teaching botanical art in my home and gave a course in botanical art at the Betty Ford Botanical Garden last year.

I teach accurate drawing skills and work with graphite pencils, coloured pencils, water colours, and pen & ink.

My background is an AB degree from Vassar College, MA degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and many years of taking courses in the Field Study Institutes in Great Britain: Flatford Mill, Preston Martin and Juniper Hall. I have taken many botanical workshops through ASBA, at conferences and courses in Denver and in Cape Cod.

Recently, I have been studying local Colorado plants through courses given by the CSU extension service in the Vail Valley region.

I teach small classes for adults only.


Eagle, CO USA


Phone: 970-331-6232 Email: holdenchatham@gmail.com


Graphite pencils, coloured pencils, water colours, and pen & ink


Montane and Alpine plants


Taught Botanical Art at the Betty Ford Alpine Garden in Vail , Co. in 2016


Own StudioTeaches Adults Critiques offered by mail

Travel Range

Vail Valley Region


I have been studying Montane and Alpine Flowers through the CSU Extension Program in the Vail Valley Region and in the Betty Ford Alpine Garden in Vail, Colorado.